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PO Box 38, 33 Maple Avenue Bovina Center, NY 13740 Library Director: Annette Robbins OUR E MAIL ADDRESS:
Farewell to Mary Pelletier
It is with regret that current library director Mary Pelletier is stepping down in order to more efficiently devote time to her family responsibilities. She wishes to express her gratitude to the patrons and trustees of the library! Please join us in welcoming Annette Robbins, local sheep farmer and librarian, who will step up as director starting in June 2015. We thank both women for their contributions to the development and enhancement of this wondrous local institution!
Your Library Board of Trustees
President: Jon LaFever * Secretary: Shannon Shoemaker * Trustee VP: Ray LaFever* Trustee: Jen Lee Aikens* Trustee Treasurer: Marni Greenberg
from Groucho Marx
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.


The SEED SWAP has begun!
Don't forget the countywide seed swap at all Delaware County public libraries. Bring in your unused seeds, leave a packet or two, and take seeds from our collection for some variety in your garden. While you're here, check out a book on gardening or any other subject! See you soon at the library--and HAPPY GARDENING!
A Quote from 'Anonymous'
Knowledge is free at the library. Just bring your own container.
Who's Joe Ryan?
There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house. — Joe Ryan
Ruth Rendell says.....
Some say life is the thing but I prefer reading.
a song/poem for kids!
Give me a Break!! by Alan Katz (to the tune of Home on the Range) "Oh give me a break, 'Cause I made a mistake, And my library book's overdue. The Fault is all mine- Oh boy, what a fine, It was due back in 2002! Home, home's where it's hid! This is such a bad thing that I did. And you might say, "Gee Whiz!" 'Cause the book's title is.... "How to Be A Responsible Kid"!

Kids 3-13 Come to our ART PROGRAM: BIRD BUDDIES
Join local artist John Virga on Tuesday evenings July 7, 14, 21, 28 + Aug. 4 from 5-6:30pm!

Spend five Tuesday evenings in the summer at the library with local artist John Virga. John will be leading children ages 3-13 in an artistic exploration of birds, their nests and their behavior. Plan to build bird houses and create other pieces, all with an ornithological theme. There is no cost for this program but feel free to make a good-will donation to the Bovina Public Library if you wish. Please RSVP to or call (607) 832-4884, and let us know the ages and the number of participants we might expect. If your child is under 6, or might be more successful with their parent or caregiver nearby, please plan to remain at the library with your child during the program.

This program is free, but good-will donations are gratefully accepted.

Lecture and Discussion Series continues this summer!
Health and Medicine: Eastern and Western perspectives

Our LECTURE & DISCUSSION SERIES continues on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of June, July and August at 6:00pm

June 3 + 17, July 1 + 15, August 5 + 19


This series encourages participants to ask questions, share ideas, listen and fact-proof given information in order to enhance personal learning. There will be challenges to current and collective beliefs which will be dissected and analyzed in hopes of hearing different perspectives. The topics are intended to be thought provoking and eye-opening, leading to the discovery of new personal reflections on mind, body and spiritual dynamics. June topics:

·western medicine, eastern medicine, either or both?

·digestive malfunction: the root of all evils (diseases)?

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The Bovina Public Library
On most days that Delaware Academy is closed for snow or other weather events, including occasionally being closed on weekends for major storms. Thank you for your understanding & we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please check our Facebook page for accurate updates on opening or closing due to inclement weather....thank you!
Dorothy Russell - 1987
Long-time librarian (photo by Hugh Lee)
Picture of Dorothy Russell

Mrs Ernest (Dorothy) Russell who was the Bovina Public Library's Director for 33 years. This photo by trustee emeritus Hugh Lee, taken in 1987, shows Dorothy nearing the end of her many years of dedicated service to the community.